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Volvo XC40 & C40 Recharge renamed globally

Apart from the name change, both the Volvo EX40 and EC40 will also get a performance software package.

Volvo has announced that the company will be retiring the 'XC40 Recharge' and 'C40 Recharge' names. Going forward, the two pure-electric offerings will be called the EX40 and EC40, respectively. This brings them in line with the brand's current and future EV nomenclature, consisting of the EX30, EX90 and EM90.

The 'Recharge' name will also be removed from the model's plug-in hybrid range, which will now be denoted using the 'T6' and 'T8' suffixes. The XC40 and C40 names though will continue to be used on the model's ICE versions. Volvo states that the names will now make it easier for customers to differentiate between the brand's ICE, EV and plug-in hybrid models.

Björn Annwall, Chief Commercial Officer & deputy CEO, Volvo Cars, stated, "By aligning our trailblazing first electric models with the rest of our electric car portfolio, we simplify choice for consumers as we continue to electrify our line-up and refresh our hybrids."

Apart from the name change, both the Volvo EX40 and EC40 will also get a performance software package, boosting their range-topping version's power output to 436 BHP. The performance package can be opted by customers via the Volvo Cars App. The carmaker will also offer the software package for existing customers in certain markets.

 
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